The Yarn Barn         5077 Andersonville Rd., Dillwyn, VA  23936         ph. 800.850.6008 or 434.983.1965

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Welcome to Kirtland's Yarn Barn!

If you can't find what you're looking for, please ask. I have lots of stuff in the store that is not online. If I don't have it, I may be able to get it or help you locate it.

Sale! New items were added to the sale page on 13 July.

12 Sep 2014

The fall Noro yarns have been arriving over the past few weeks. There are three new yarns in addition to new colors of Kureyon, Silk Garden Sock Yarn, Silk Garden, Obi, and Shiro:

  • Hanabatake is a 55% wool, 35% silk, 10% mohair yarn that knits at 4.5 sts/inch. $12.00/50gm, 125yd skein.
  • Janome is a dk weight yarn, 60% silk and 40% wool.  $12.00/50gm, 164yd skein.
  • Silk Garden Solo is single color version of Silk Garden, in 10 beautiful new shades to complement the multicolored yarns. $12.00/50gm, 110yd skein.

The new Noro Boutique patterns by Jenny Watson include designs featuring the new yarns and new colors of other Noro yarns.

21 Aug 2014

Amplitudes 8a CardiganI have two new patterns available. Amplitudes 8a: Seasons T-Cardigan is a revision of my Ampitudes 8 pattern, updated to use Ella Rae Seasons. Written for size 48", with notes on how to adjust the size.

Maltitudes Fairisle HatMaltitudes Fairisle Hat is an adult size 2-color hat with either a hemmed or rolled edge, along with a simple garter stitch scarf, to knit in either Ella Rae Classic or Cozy Soft.

I will be teaching a 4-week class on how to make the scarf and hat at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox Sunday afternoons in October. Cost is $95 for the class and materials. More details and registration available at the 4-H Center.

 

23 Jun 2014

 A new Elsebeth Lavold book has arrived, Viking Knits & Ancient Ornaments. This is Lavold at her best, with many charts based on old intertwining decorative designs and several garments and accessories to knit in Lavold yarns.

28 Apr 2014

Neon is back on-trend and we have several different yarns in stock, along with some patterns for neon-colored accessories. Dale Garn book 291 includes 12 accessories for adults & children using their new neon colors of Freestyle.

Schachenmayr My Mountain Boston and Lumio also come in neon colors, featured in several of their hat patterns (free with yarn purchase). Another option for neon-colored winter accessories is Alafoss Lopi.

Entrelac sock in FluormaniaA lighter-weight neon option is Regia's new Fluormania color line of 4-ply sock yarn. The sock shown here is  my Entrelac Tam & Socks pattern.

Regia's Kreativ Vol. #7 pattern book includes socks, knee socks, a hat, and arm warmers, all shown in neon self-striping colorways.

 

14 Apr 2014

Two new spring/summer yarns from Rowan have arrived, along with pattern books to support each yarn. Pure Linen is a 100% linen yarn that knits up at 4 to 4.5 sts/inch. $13.00/50gm, 114yd ball. The Pure Linen Collection has 12 women's sweaters designed by Lisa Richardson, including Coogee shown here.

Summerspun is a 50% wool/50% cotton dk weight yarn with a subtle blend of colors. It feels like it will be a great 3 season yarn. $12.50/50gm, 131yd ball. Simple Shapes has 8 designs by Sarah Hatton that can be knit in either Summerspun or Purelife Revive, including Flax shown here.